Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being​

We believe that promoting and protecting the health and well-being of our employees is not only a moral responsibility but also a business imperative that contributes to our overall success.

One of the ways we are supporting SDG3 is by implementing an Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OH&S MS) according to ISO45001. This system helps us identify and assess occupational health and safety hazards, implement controls and procedures to prevent incidents, and continuously improve our OH&S performance.

In addition to our OH&S initiatives, we have also implemented several wellness programs to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent illness. For example, we have launched a “Zero Tobacco” campaign in North America to encourage our employees to quit smoking and support them in their efforts. We also have a internal gym where employees can exercise and stay active during their workday.

Moreover, we support and promote vaccination as an essential tool to prevent illness and protect public health. We provide our employees with access to vaccinations, including the COVID shots, and encourage them to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.

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Goal 4: Quality Education

We recognize the vital role that education plays in promoting sustainable development and creating a better future for all. We are dedicated to ensuring access to quality education for all our stakeholders and continuously working towards improving education in our local communities through our CSR programs with young generations.

To achieve this, we continuously provide on-demand and specific training materials, programs, and tools to all employees. We believe that investing in the education and training of our employees is crucial to improving productivity and ensuring sustainable growth. Our training programs cover various topics such as sustainability, diversity, and leadership, and are designed to support the personal and professional development of our employees.

Furthermore, we continuously work towards improving and contributing to the educational situation within our local communities. We believe that education is essential in promoting social and economic development, and we strive to support educational initiatives through donation of school supplies at the beginning of each year to needy families. We also collaborate with local schools, universities, and NGOs to provide support, resources, and expertise to promote quality education for all through scholarship programs, schools’ renovation and building. We remain dedicated to promoting sustainable education practices and creating a better future for all.

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Goal 5: Gender Equality

We are aware of the importance of gender equality as a key driver for sustainable development. We are committed to promoting a culture based on gender equality through women’s empowerment, and we strive to create an environment that supports and encourages women to excel in their roles.

We continuously implement fair operating practices to ensure that gender equality is a key consideration in all aspects of our business. This includes regularly tracking and analyzing gender-related gaps across all our plants, and taking steps to address any disparities that we identify.

We also place a strong emphasis on promoting and improving a culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of our plants. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their gender, race, or any other characteristic.

In addition, we regularly promote women’s empowerment through internal and external awareness sessions, as well as through various CSR activities. We believe that by empowering women, we can help build stronger communities and create a more equitable and sustainable future for all.

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Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

To achieve this goal, we have implemented several initiatives that focus on reducing our water consumption, monitoring and controlling our effluents and wastewater, as well as promoting recycling and reuse programs.

One of our key initiatives is the implementation of water consumption monitoring and reduction programs across all our facilities. We regularly monitor our water usage and identify areas where we can optimize our consumption. By doing so, we have been able to reduce our water usage by a significant percentage over the years.

In addition to monitoring our water consumption, we also have strict effluent and wastewater monitoring parameters in place. We monitor various parameters to ensure that our effluents and wastewater are within acceptable limits before being released into the environment. We also have advanced treatment facilities in place to treat our wastewater and ensure that it meets the required standards.

Another important initiative that we have implemented is our recycling and reuse programs. We have implemented several measures to reduce water consumption, such as the use of recycled water in our operations. We also recycle our wastewater through advanced treatment processes, and reuse it for various purposes such as irrigation and cleaning.

Finally, we have implemented close circuits on industrial water to ensure that water is used in a closed-loop system. By doing so, we minimize the amount of water that is wasted and reduce our overall water usage.

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Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

We understand the importance of the renewable energies to compensate for the continous loss of our natural resources. That’s why at COFICAB, we are committed to implementing various initiatives to reduce our energy consumption, increase energy efficiency, and promote the use of renewable energy sources.

One of our main energy reduction programs involves replacing old equipment with new, more energy-efficient electrical equipment. We also regularly purchase new electrical equipment that meets or exceeds energy efficiency standards. Additionally, we have implemented energy efficiency monitoring programs to track our energy usage and identify areas where we can further reduce our consumption.

As part of our commitment to promoting renewable energy, we have implemented several PV projects and wind power initiatives. We have installed solar panels at various sites to generate clean energy and reduce our reliance on non-renewable sources.

We also tend to work with suppliers who provide 100% green energy supply, promoting a better energy mix and reducing our carbon footprint. In addition, we conduct regular supplier environmental assessments to ensure that our suppliers share our commitment to sustainability and are actively working towards reducing their environmental impact.

Furthermore, we conduct energy audits on our group to identify opportunities for further energy reduction and efficiency improvement. We use the results of these audits to develop and implement action plans to reduce our energy consumption and promote sustainable practices.

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Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

To achieve this goal, we have established a policy against injustice and continuously monitor and improve our practices to ensure that we are always providing a safe and inclusive workplace. We strive to comply with and proactively go beyond labor law regulations and working standards, ensuring that our employees have access to fair wages, benefits, and working conditions.

We also believe in investing equally in the professional development of all our employees, providing training and mentorship opportunities to help them grow and advance in their careers. We benchmark the best certification providers on HR practices and get certified to ensure that we are always providing the highest quality of work practices.

Furthermore, we are committed to creating more job opportunities for younger generations by implementing our company’s internship program in all our entities. This program provides young people with valuable work experience and helps them develop the skills they need to succeed in their careers.

We believe that our commitment to promoting decent work practices and creating economic growth is essential to building a more sustainable and equitable future.

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SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Since its foundation, COFICAB group has promoted sustainable development in the countries where it operates, contributing to the development of local economies.

It is part of the company’s continuous improvement, to constantly update and modernize its facilities as well as its production processes, making its activities more sustainable and more efficient in the use of resources through the adoption of greener and more efficient technologies.

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SDG11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

We are committed to contributing to SDG 11 by supporting the local communities in which we operate through economic, social, and environmental initiatives. Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities aim to create positive impacts that promote sustainable development and improve the quality of life for local residents.

As part of our CSR policy, we heavily focus on two main axis which are the Education and the Environment. Accordingly, one of our main CSR actions that is repeated each year is the building and renovation of schools in rural areas and in the local communities where we operate, providing an inclusive, and more comfortable learning environment for students.

We also focus on creating and renovating green and public spaces that promote safe and inclusive community engagement and enhance the well-being of residents. Our efforts towards sustainable cities and communities also involve supporting local economic development through our CSR initiatives. We partner with local businesses to create job opportunities, promote economic growth, and support entrepreneurship.

Through our CSR activities, we aim to foster strong and resilient communities that are able to thrive sustainably. We remain committed to making a positive contribution and we will continue to support local communities through our CSR initiatives.

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SDG12: Responsible Consumption and Production

We recognize the importance of being a responsible company at all levels in order to deliver a more sustainable cables to our customers. Accodingly, one of our main priorities is achieving sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, by reducing waste generation, and promoting more sustainable patterns of consumption and production.

To achieve this goal, we have implemented various waste management initiatives that focus on the principles of the circular economy. We strive to substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse. Our waste management program includes segregating waste at source, and implementing waste reduction initiatives.

We also focus on reducing our environmental footprint through sustainable consumption and production patterns. Our procurement policy includes a preference for environmentally friendly products and services, with an emphasis on reducing energy and water consumption, and minimizing waste generation.

To promote sustainable production, we have implemented energy efficiency programs and use renewable energy sources in our operations where possible. We have also optimized our manufacturing processes to minimize waste and reduce our environmental impact.

Furthermore, we aim to educate our employees and stakeholders about responsible consumption and production. We regularly conduct awareness campaigns to promote the importance of reducing waste, recycling, and making more sustainable choices in their daily lives. We remain committed to making a positive contribution to sustainable development and will continue to implement sustainable practices in our operations.

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SDG13: Climate Action

We understand the urgent need to take bold action to combat climate change. We are taking several measures to reduce our carbon footprint, integrate climate change measures into our policies and strategies, and promote awareness of climate change mitigation and adaptation.

One of our main priorities is to integrate climate change measures into our organization policies, strategies, and planning. We have established a sustainability strategy that outlines our commitment to reducing our environmental impact and promoting sustainable practices. Our strategies and planning also prioritize the use of sustainable materials, energy-efficient equipment, and renewable energy sources.

We also engage in partnerships with local communities and other organizations to promote sustainable practices and raise awareness about climate change.

We are also focused on decarbonization, which involves reducing our carbon emissions through the use of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies. We monitor our CO2 emissions for products and activities, and we work to reduce our emissions through the adoption of sustainable practices and the use of renewable energy sources.

Furthermore, we recognize the importance of reforestation programs in mitigating the impact of climate change. We have implemented several reforestation programs to reduce our carbon emissions and promote biodiversity.

Overall, our commitment climate Action is reflected in our efforts to integrate climate change measures into our policies and strategies, improve education and awareness-raising on climate change, decarbonize our operations, and support reforestation programs. We remain dedicated to taking bold action to combat climate change and create a sustainable future.

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SDG17: Partnership for the Goals

We recognize the importance of being a responsible company at all levels in order to deliver a more sustainable cables to our customers. Accodingly, one of our main priorities is achieving sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, by reducing waste generation, and promoting more sustainable patterns of consumption and production.

One of our main commitments is our membership in the UN Global Compact, a voluntary initiative that promotes responsible business practices and supports the achievement of the SDGs. Through our participation in the UN Global Compact, we strive to align our operations and strategies with the ten principles of the Compact and contribute to the advancement of the 17 UN SDGs.

Our CEO is a founding member of the ABLC, which is a platform for business leaders to exchange ideas and collaborate on sustainable business practices. Our participation in the ABLC provides us with opportunities to learn from other businesses and experts and to promote sustainable practices across industries in Africa.

Moreover, we recognise the importance of working with NGOs to achieve the 17 UN goals. Accordingly, we have established partnerships and collaborated with several NGOs on various projects, such as Reforestation, Cleaning Campaigns, Charity, Investments aids for woman entrepreneurs,….

Overall, We believe that these partnerships are essential in achieving sustainable development and creating a more sustainable future.

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